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Adamari López Tor­res (born May 18, 1971 in Humacao, Puer­to Rico) is a Puer­to Rican actress famous for par­tic­i­pat­ing in sev­er­al Puer­to Rican and Mex­i­can soap operas. She is cur­rent­ly a host on the Tele­mu­n­do morn­ing show Un Nue­vo Día.

Ear­ly career

The daugh­ter of an under­tak­er, Luis López, Adamari start­ed her career at the age of six in the Tele­mu­n­do Canal 2 pro­duc­tion of the Cristi­na Bazán soap opera, along­side leg­endary Puer­to Rican actress Johan­na Ros­aly and Venezue­lan singer José Luis Rodríguez, El Puma.  Her tal­ent indi­cat­ed a future super­star. WAPA-TV next chose her to play Iris Chacón and Daniel Guerrero’s daugh­ter in Yo sé que men­tía. She was then nine years old, and was giv­en one of the most impor­tant roles of the sto­ry. López became a house­hold name.  A short, two chap­ter appear­ance on Vivir Para Ti fol­lowed in 1983, and after that, López decid­ed to ded­i­cate her­self to her stud­ies. She holds a B.A. in Com­mu­ni­ca­tions from the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Sacred Heart.  After reach­ing the age of matu­ri­ty, she came back, par­tic­i­pat­ing in sev­er­al plays at Puer­to Rico’s Teatro Tapia, San Juan’s pre­mier and old­est the­ater, and get­ting the atten­tion of Mex­i­can pro­duc­ers.  She trav­eled to Mex­i­co next, after the invi­ta­tion by the pro­duc­ers to try out there, and became a super­star in that coun­try as well, work­ing in many top soap operas, includ­ing Cami­la and the nation­al super hit Ami­gas y Rivales. López also par­tic­i­pat­ed in Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real, where she played a vic­tim of rape that lat­er turned les­bian.

Recent years

 

In 2004, the four-foot ten inch López par­tic­i­pat­ed in the soap opera Mujer de Madera. Dur­ing the record­ing of that soap opera, her father, Luis, a respect­ed and suc­cess­ful under­tak­er, suf­fered a heart attack and had to be hos­pi­tal­ized and oper­at­ed on. López was giv­en imme­di­ate per­mis­sion to trav­el to Puer­to Rico and be with her father for as long as she need­ed. Her father recov­ered, but only five per­cent of his heart is cur­rent­ly work­ing. López had to return to Mex­i­co after her father was released from the hos­pi­tal, but she flew back to Puer­to Rico every time that the film­ing sched­ule allowed her to. In 2011, she par­tic­i­pat­ed in the sec­ond sea­son of Univision’s danc­ing show Mira Quien Baila where she was one of the top dancers and won the com­pe­ti­tion.

López was the wife of fel­low Puer­to Rican singing super star Luis Fon­si. In 2006, Lopez and Fon­si announced they would be get­ting mar­ried dur­ing the sum­mer of that year. They were mar­ried on June 3, 2006 in Puer­to Rico. On Novem­ber 8, 2009, Adamari López and Luis Fon­si released a joint state­ment where they announced they were sep­a­rat­ing. They were divorced on Novem­ber 8, 2010. In Jan­u­ary 2013 Lopez pub­lished a tell-all book, Vivien­do.